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Monday, June 15, 2020

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School News and Important Dates

End of Year Message

Dear Families,

You did it! You made it through an ever-changing and challenging school year.

We hope that you and your families have a wonderful summer, and we can't wait to see you all again in August.

Wishing you all the best,

Your Cabrillo Point Academy Team

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Summer Support: CPA's Facebook Group

We would love to see more families in our Facebook group! Click the link below to join our summer conversations, and to get more virtual resources.

Please note: The group is for currently enrolled families only. Members must answer the questions to join.

Choice Plus Academy for Middle School

Exciting news for middle schoolers!

ChoicePlus Academy offers uniquely designed courses and teachers whom are actively involved in motivating students toward course completion and success. CPA is a supportive and engaging environment that brings the learning center to the home.Teachers and students interact together, and we believe that learning is a social construct and should be filled with collaboration and joy!

CPA courses are taught live by highly qualified teachers (HQTs), and are comprehensive and meet state and Common Core standards.

What these courses include:

1. A live online teacher 1-2 times per week at a scheduled time teaching live online lessons.

2. That live teacher oversees your student’s progress and provides office hours if they have questions about their lessons.

3. That live teacher will help grade your student.

This is a great new option for our families with middle schoolers!

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South Schools Virtual Orientation

Join the South Schools' Family Liaisons for a Virtual Orientation! An excellent opportunity for new families, like you, to familiarize yourself with the information needed to start the 2020/21 school year!

During this online orientation, your Family Liaisons will present you with an understanding and an overview of the school's resources and provide you with links. There will also be a question and answer portion. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 24th at 2 pm

Join us on Zoom:

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Our Message To You

Dear Families,

This spring, you've faced unprecedented challenges, and you've risen to them with ingenuity, care, and excellence! Your commitment has kept your children safe, engaged, and connected. Here is a message to our amazing families from your Cabrillo Point Academy Leadership and Teachers

We miss you!

Virtual Art Fair

It gives us great pleasure to introduce our First Annual Inspire Virtual Art Fair! Please click on the link below to access the Art Fair website to see the amazing art made by our very own Inspire students. Enjoy!

Inspire Virtual Art Fair 2019/2020

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Resource for Orange County Families

We wanted to share a list of mental health, financial and food resources surrounding Orange County in case you or someone you know may need them. As a school, we would really like to provide options for families that are struggling in this area. Please let us know if you are in need of more assistance. We are here for you all during these times, and will get through this together.

You may find the list of resources here.

Academic Decathlon

Academic Decathlon Theme for the 2020-2021 School Year is:

The Cold War

Exploring the history of the Cold War, the Space Race and Astronomy, Reading Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr, and exploring the Art and Music of the Cold War Era are just some of the exciting themes discussed in the AG approved elective.

High School students of all abilities are needed to form a team that then compete at a regional level to then have the opportunity to move to the state competition in Sacramento in March.

A student does not need to be an expert in all ten areas, instead, we are looking for students of all academic abilities to create a well-rounded team. The Decathlon is about creating a team, and the coaches and teammates work together throughout the course.

Please pass on the informational Flyer and Interest Survey to all of your families.

2020_21-Academic Decathlon Interest Flyer (for 9th-12th Grade and an AG approved elective)

2020-2021 Academic Decathlon Syllabus

Academic Pentathlon and Academic Decathlon Google Interest Survey

Inspiring Parents Session- Math Fluency

Our magnificent math team engaged viewers with tips to help students learn how to build a strong math foundation by bolstering their essential math skills during our webcast on May 6th. Bonus: lots of math resources to check out and many are free.

Missed it? Sign up for the recording and resources by clicking this link:

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Community Connections

We want to thank everyone for all your support of the Community Connections program all year long. We truly enjoyed building community with everyone and fostering connections.

High School

8th Grade Transition High School Session

We have a recorded a session and you are welcome to watch here. We have also linked the presentation slide deck here for you.

Curriculum Choices

Need more curriculum information? Please take a look at our Curriculum Roadshow slide deck!

Summer Programs, 2020

We are offering summer programs through quite a few vendors like ASU Digital Prep., Silicon Valley High School, BYU Independent Study, UC Scout, and more.

Please ask you HST for more information!

High School Counselor Support

Career Technical Education (CTE) Spotlight Information #6:

Brighton College is one of the CTE Providers we partner with. Among many others, our students can take courses through their Brighton Cyber Security Institute. With over a million jobs opportunities waiting for someone to apply, with a starting salary of about $70,000. If your student is interested in taking courses with Brighton College, your first step is to talk about it with your HST.

Concurrent Enrollment

  • Submit forms before June 30th: Please have your student’s form submitted to the High School Counselor prior to June 30th. There will not be anyone available to sign the forms in the month of July.

  • Official Transcripts: If your student is taking courses in spring 2020, please remember that official transcripts need to be requested from the college to be sent, directly to Inspire, as soon as final grades are entered for the term.

Important Information for Student Athletes

Is your student an athlete? You will want to ask them if they want to play a college sport? If so, that’s great! There are a few things we need to do.

  • Students seeking to be eligible as collegiate student-athletes must complete NCAA approved coursework while in high school through only HQT-led Edgenuity or ChoicePlus Academy (McGraw Hill). There are a few other curriculum providers that have NCAA approved courses, like Williamsburg Academy or UC Scout or they can be taken at the community college with prior approval from your school counselor.

  • Students will need to complete Sixteen (16) NCAA approved courses in the areas of history, English, math and science and world language. This is congruent with AG requirements as well.

    • Ten (10) core courses need to be completed before the beginning of their 7th semester and seven (7) of those courses need to be in the areas of English, math and science.

  • Students should also register on the NCAA Eligibility Center website while in 10th grade. This Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete has a lot of helpful information for families as well.

Wellness Resources

Did you know you can get immediate assistance and resources just by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone? 2-1-1 is a central point for public information, including times of disaster to help those affected find recovery assistance.

Student Support

As the 2019-2020 school year has ended, the Intervention team wants to thank you for all of your support!

Many of you are wondering what online opportunities we will have during the summer.

  • Reading Horizons Discovery and Elevate will continue without interruption throughout the summer.

  • On August 1-3, the students will roll over for the 2020-2021 school year.

In an effort to provide the best, most cost-effective intervention, we will not be using Pathblazer next year.

  • Pathblazers for reading and math will end on June 22 for all students.

    • In August, we will provide the HSTs a survey to fill out, to place students in one of our new intervention options.

For students that qualify, we are excited to let you know that for the 2020-2021 school year we are offering for free:

  • Mathseeds TK-3rd grades

  • Mathletics K-10th grade

  • Reading Eggs TK-4th grade

  • EggsPress 2nd – 8th grade

Renaissance Learning is no longer offering English in a Flash for our Multilingual Learners. We are delighted to let you know that we will be able to offer:

  • BrainPop ELL - Free for EL students

For those interested, until June 15th, you can access Brainpop ELL for free off of our Intervention website

Special Education

Your student’s case manager will be contacting you if your child is due for an initial or triennial evaluation. Most of these assessments will not take place while schools are physically closed, as they require direct contact between students and staff. Instead, these assessments will occur once schools physically open. However, some types of speech assessments may be completed virtually. Your child’s case manager will contact you if your child is due for an assessment at this time.

If your child’s IEP includes extended school year (ESY), we will be offering ESY services this summer. Your child’s case manager will contact you in the next few weeks regarding your child’s service(s).

English Learners

English Learners Newsletter

Please read this resource to find a wealth of information about English Learners and the programs we offer to support our students.

Educational Tools

Orange County Public Libraries Updates

Contactless Curbside Pick-up is coming to OC Public Libraries on June 16th! This service will be available at Costa Mesa Donald Dungan on June 20th.

Here's how it will work in 6 easy steps!
1 - Place items on hold online at
2 - Drive to the library & park in the hold space when you've received notice that your item is ready
3 - Call the number on the sign when you've arrive
4 - Wait for staff to place items on the table & return inside before retrieving your items
5 - Enjoy your reading!
6 - Return items to the bookdrops when done!

Reminder: Library bookdrops are now open (Costa Mesa Donald Dungan will on June 20th). Donations are not being accepted at any library location until further notice.

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180 Days of Science: Grades K to 6

From the Rainbow Resource website:

"This well-constructed secular series from Shell Education is a great supplement assuring you’ve covered state standards and provided quality daily work. An added plus is the ability to test students and to determine if there are any gaps in their grade-level learning. The 180 days (one page per school day) of black and white worksheets (reproducible for classroom/families) cover grade-appropriate topics in each of three science strands: Life, Physical, and Earth/Space (12 weeks each). Weekly structure follows a pattern which parallels the scientific process. Day One: read grade-appropriate content and answer questions. Day Two: analyze scientific data. Day Three: develop questions about a scenario related to the week’s topic. Day Four: plan an investigation or develop a solution. Day Five: communicate results. Digital resources (available from the publisher’s website) include rubrics, analysis sheets, and standards correlations. A complete answer key is available in the back of each book."

Price: Currently starting at $16.95

View them all here

I Can Statements

Cabrillo Point Academy's "I Can" statements are available online to help you plan your next school year!

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Book It! Program is Open for Enrollment

BOOK IT! motivates children to read by rewarding their reading accomplishments with praise, recognition and pizza. The program is simple, flexible, fun and free to use in your classroom! BOOK IT! was created in 1984 and currently reaches more than 14 million students and 37,000 K-6 grade schools annually.

Enroll today!

Homeschooling Advice

Organizational Tools for Lesson Planning

Do you sometimes feel like lesson planning is taking over your life? For many homeschoolers, lesson planning becomes that dreaded task we must do but never look forward to doing. Sure, it makes teaching lessons easier but at what cost? If you’re sick of giving up your Sundays to lesson planning, try using online tools and/or apps designed to make this task a tad easier

Read the full article here.

Community and Connection

Instagram Page

If you are on instagram, we'd love to hear from you! Join our page, learn about our upcoming events and field trips, and tag us in your homeschooling photos!

Orange County Parent Resource Site

Have you visited Inspire's Orange County Parent Resource Site yet? This website is a great resource and one you'll want to bookmark!

Cabrillo Point Academy Family Liaisons

Ladan Rashidi - OC Family Liaison

I have three children who are 3, 7 and 9 years old, and I was previously a high school math teacher. Five years ago, our family chose the path of homeschooling and we have enjoyed it ever since! I am passionate about helping families navigate their way on their exciting homeschooling journey, and connecting individuals to build a community!

Shaemanique King - OC Family Liaison

I am a mom of four children, ranging in ages from 2 to 9 years old, and have homeschooled for the past five years. I consider my homeschooling style to be “eclectic” as I draw from many sources and philosophies. I enjoy planning and hosting activities and events and look forward to interacting with and supporting homeschooling families!


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